Drug Prescription

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Drug Prescription

  1. 1. Drug Prescriptions
  2. 2. Antitussive <ul><li>Definition- Medications used to relieve the action of cough reflex are taken orally. </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms- A person suffering from a dry harsh cough that normally goes with colds and flu. </li></ul><ul><li>People should not use these medicines if the cough is the kind that lets out mucus or those that have to do with emphysema, asthma, or lung disorders. Children under 12 should not use. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Antitussives <ul><li>Vicks 44, Hydrocodon, Hycodan, dextromethorphan </li></ul>
  4. 4. Corticosteroids <ul><li>Definition- Reduces inflammation and swelling in the respiratory. It can be inhaled, cream or a gel. </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms- skin problems, severe allergies, asthma and arthritis. </li></ul><ul><li>People should not use this medicine if you have severe rheumatoid arthritis, glaucoma, diabetes, osteoperosis, cataracts, heart disease. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Corticosteriods <ul><li>Fluticasone, Flonase,mometasone, Nasonex, triamcinolone, Azmacort </li></ul>
  6. 6. Expectorant <ul><li>Definition- Are taken orally expectorants thin the mucus that blocks the air tubes leading to the lungs. This makes the mucus easier to cough up. </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms- Chest congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before using. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expectorant (meds) <ul><li>Guaifenesin, Robitussin, Mucinex </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li>http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T478171.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.antitussive.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medications/medi4757.html </li></ul>

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